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Andrew May

Andrew May

With: University of Hertfordshire

Role: Director of estates, hospitality and contract services

Andrew’s experience includes capital projects, facilities and asset management, hospitality, PFI, structured finance, residential management, property acquisitions and disposals. Prior to joining the University, Andrew was MD of UPP, the UK’s leading provider of campus based University accommodation. Before UPP, Andrew was a founder member of an asset management business managing £4bn of property assets.



A fresh approach to financing campus redevelopment

The University of Hertfordshire’s 2020 Estates Vision signals the university’s development objectives for the future, including enhancing the student experience. The university’s director of estates Andrew May explains the project and how it was financed through a combination of pioneering off balance sheet unwrapped bonds.
University of Hertfordshire's College Lane Residence

The higher education estate – hard investment choices for universities

The quality of a university’s facilities influences my choice of institution, say a majority of students. But Andrew May warns that capital funding cuts are leaving universities with hard choices about their future investments in estates.